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Sainsbury’s Penrith launches search for new local charity partner for 2018/2019

Sainsbury’s Penrith

[S]ainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme is back for the tenth year and the Penrith store is calling for local charities to nominate themselves to be its next flagship local charity partner.

At the end of May, the store will shortlist three charities and then customers can vote for their favourite charity, instore or online, between 11th and 24th June. The winning charity will then receive a year of support from the store, which includes fundraising and raising awareness of the work that the charity does.

Last year, Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme raised over £1.2 million, providing support to charities across the UK.

Tony Gale, Store Manager at Penrith Sainsbury’s, said: “There are so many fantastic charities in the local area which do brilliant work in our community. We’ve had a great year working in partnership with Penrith Mountain Rescue Team and we’re excited to be offering a new charity the chance to receive support from our customers and colleagues.”

The scheme is open to any UK registered charity, so anyone who works for a charity, or would like to encourage a local charity to apply can collect a Nomination Form from the store, write to Alison Morton at 1, Common Garden Square, Penrith, CA11 7FG or email [email protected]. Nominations close on 29th May 2018 and the shortlisted charities will be announced at the end of  June.

For more information about Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme, visit www.sainsburys.co.uk/localcharity

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